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condition is the u.s. long range strike system -- what is the condition of that system? >> to tell you the truth, the top of our report is about sustaining our strategic advantage in long range strike for the next 30 years. the fact of the matter is we have some aging systems that are increasingly less capable against the kinds of defenses that we see our military competitors developing. >> for example? >> for example, we have about 162 bombers, about 140 of those are what we call combat coded, able to go to war. of those, only about 12 or 13 of our b-2's are ready at any given oint to penetrate air defenses. those b-2's plus handful of cruise missiles and standsoff weapons constitute what this nation has for striking deep into adversary countries -- that are fielding some pretty advanced integrated air defense systems. >> most of our fascination is with short range systems, obviously joint strike fighter is the leading program the military will be buying to revitalize the tack tactical air forces. what forces will the future need for the future? >> we think csba has a number of people
of the second world war. and the fact that the u.s. army deems it a threat, enough to vaccinate all u.s. troops who are deployed into the arenas of war, i think it's a very real threat. and absolutely out of all the arsenals of biological weapons, it's the most effective because it's hardy resistance. it's a real threat and billions of dollars are spent on coming up with defenses against anthrax. >> despite the amount of spending to date, are we any safer today? and how easy is it for a group to make anthrax and deploy it? >> the paradox of the whole situation is that in the effort to combat possible use of anthrax by a terrorist organization, we've seen an enormous expansion and proliferation of laboratories and personnel who are allowed to work with these so called select agents of which anthrax is one of them. and as security has been lax and oversight has seen accidents and mistakes and lack of event controls, what you have is a real life situation that is far less safe than i think we were a few years ago. and as the government activities proliferate, the chance that terrorists or someone
growth of the kind that we're all used to in the commercial economy, so that we can continue to offer the same program that we promised the taxpayer for the money the taxpayer can afford to provide us. so every program we're looking for a consistent effort at reducing unnecessary costs. >> and each stage. let's go first to services. most people don't recognize half of what you spend on contractually every year of the $412 billion, 212 of that is services. what are some. things you're got to do better on services and which areas of services you have to do better? >> you're absolutely right. most people think of weapons buying and defense buying, ships, tanks, planes -- half of our spend, 200 of the 400, per year goes to services, and i'll give you some of the things that we know we don't do enough of. we have a large number of services, contracts rewarded non-competitively. and we know that competition needs to better results and services, and there are a number of reasons some mundane dane why we sometimes don't leave time for competition, and so forth some we can increase that. level
that we must do even better. now practice clears forest and uses explosives to essentially blow the top off of mountains and then machines go in to sweep out the coal. the land left behind is dumped in to valley and covers up streams. >>> members of a kansas-based church known for protesting military funerals are planning to be in our area next week. it's the west burrow baptist church and they are planning to protest in silver spring. looney was killed in a helicopter crash in afghanistan earlier this month. >>> and the pentagon says it spent $47,000 to destroy almost 10,000 copies of a book which it claims threatens national security. it is called "operation dark heart spy craft." it had been scheduled to come out on august 31st but the pentagon officials stood by and watched as copies of that first edition were cut in to shreds and recycled. >> think it is possible that things got out there, and d.o.d. had concerns about and the publisher warned them about potential. >>> he says he cleared the book with the army when he signed the publishing contract two years ago but the pentagon sa
on the victim. yet yesterday afternoon, we found this sneaker which the victim's mother tells us belonged to her. we called police and asked them to pick it up. that was yesterday, 6:00 in the afternoon. guess what? it is now tuesday and it is still here. >> so you just called them, you call them and tell them i will be sitting here until they come. i am not moving until they pick the sneaker up. >> maryland state police officers eventually returned to the scene and the investigation would be thorough. >>> somehow wants a law calling for more safety on bike paths and she wants that law to carry her dead daughter's name. reporting live, i'm armando trull, back to you. >> thank you. a driver accused of hitting a pedestrian now faces involuntary manslaughter charges. this after the 26-year-old austrian woman she allegedly struck died. police say shamika adams was about to turn left off of 18th street when her car ran over the median on september 8. two pedestrians were hit, then the car veered into a restaurant. adams also faces dwi charges. >>> a virginia man is recovering from his injuries ton
obama's pointman on u.s. education secretary arne duncan. yesterday he said he was a big fan of rhee and thought her leadership was still needed as chancellor of dc's public schools. he's also said he has reached out to both prix and gray to see if he could help to strike a deal between the two. that's kind of what's been going on the past few days. duncan has said he may be speaking with one or bowe of them before -- both of them before the meeting and gray is getting pressure on the other side. it was the dc teachers union who really wanted -- they were big supporters of gray and they want him to fire rhee because she of course fired 266 teachers lassock due to budget reasons. he is getting hit on both sides on this one. >>> today, six months after it was passed by congress, some of the first parts of the health care reform package goes in to affect. -- speaking yesterday in falls church, virginia, president obama said these measures will make health care more affordable. >> you have some basic measures of protection in interacting with the health care system, which means you are n
will take it. it is in the 50s well north and west. most of us in the 60s to 70s south. the day at a glance 67 at 9:00. watch out for some pockets of heavy rain at times this morning. it is 5:00 a.m. how are the roads? >> as you said the rain is a good thing but not fun to drive in, especially when you run in to an accident. we have one right now we are looking at. bw parkway at landover road. the crash is a report. no major delays associated with this one yet, but beaware of that if you are heading out that way. take it extra slow wherever you go. as we head out to our live camera and see how the wet roads are affecting the commute on 270, it is wet and people are taking it slower but all lanes are open father hurley to the split. virginia commuters, good morning to you as you head 66 from route 50 the the beltway. a-okay. no incidents or accidents to report. and same on 95 and 395. all lanes are open, as well. be extra careful out there and heading to work this morning. back to you. >> thank you. >>> well, this morning big changes await commuters who travel to the pentagon metro station.
of this country. you know, they say time heals all wounds and i kind of say this every use. i don't know if it applies in this case looking at live pictures now of ground zero. still very raw. >> nine years later. >> hard to believe it has been nine years. coming up on this broadcast not only will we visit on the remembrance ceremony that takes place a bit later in the morning but also have an exclusive look at progress being made at ground soshgs the buildings are now starting to really kind of jump up off street level right now. >> something a lot of people wanted to see. >> you can see tangible progress finally. first normally a dave reflection and remembrance this year the anniversary marked also by controversy, the evangelical pastor who threatened to burn the koran as an actist protest against muslims is in new york this morning and we begin our coverage at ground zero this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. after a series of confusing and conflicting statements in florida, pastor terry jones told reporters last night he is always talked out. his presence here in new
, grabbed a beer and went down the emergency chute. he is charged with criminal mischief. >>> the u.s. is bidding to host the 2018 to 2022 event and washington could host some of the games. rfk stadium held games in 1894. >>> also today employees at discovery communications head back to work. their offices are back open for the first time since the standoff. lindsey mastis live in downtown silver spring with more on the story. good morning, lindsey. >> reporter: good morning. discovery's 1900 employees were granted what is called liberal leave. that means they didn't have to come back to work until today. so far we have seen some people walking around the building but it is still early. some employees returned to the discovery headquarters the next day, right after the attacks because during the evacuation many people left their personal items like car keys, clap tops and cell phones. discovery had a dozen grief counselors on hand to help employees. >> it just makes me really sad that these kinds of senseless acts of violence are going on and people can't find a more creative way to p
counterpart jon stewart can only make a living poking fun at politicians and us in the media, because to them, we often miss the point, and that is arguments make for great tv. but let's be real. when it comes to solving any problems, not so much. colbert admitted he's jaws median, but would be a heck of a lot less funny if we didn't hand them great material. >>> some accidents you don't expect anyone to survive. this is one of them. during an air show in indonesia, a small plane burst into a fireball. somehow, the pilot got out and survived. he is in the hospital with serious injuries. the spectators who witnessed the crash included hundreds of young school children, including kids in kindergarten. >>> surveillance video showed masked men entering a lick core store only to make a quick exit when a clerk fired a shot into the ceiling. minutes later, the same robbers tried to go into a different liquor store and hold it up. that clerk also armed, and ended up shooting them both. the two men in the hospital, but are expected to be okay. >>> tomorrow is an important day for parents nationwide. t
phillips for us in london, thank you for that update. we appreciate it. >>> now to the floods in the upper midwest. residents in parts of minnesota and wisconsin trying to dry out this morning but the flooding may not be over yet. heather brown of our minneapolis station wcco is live from owatonna, minnesota with the latest. good morning. >> good morning. the rivers have started to go down here but the water is still here. scenes like this gas station are common across southern minnesota, the water stuck in these areas. at this point, we don't know how much all of this will cost but the governor has said he will ask for a special legislative session to figure out how to pay for it, all of this because of record rainfall in just a single day. streets turned into rivers, back yards into lakes. across the upper midwest schools flooded and bridges washed away as heavy rain led to rivers overflowing their banks. as much as 10 inches fell in 24 hours in areas of wisconsin and minnesota. the rain let up friday and some rivers are receding but many forced out of their homes can't return. power sta
nighttime operations, aimed at high-value targets that are a key part of the war strategy. u.s. forces have been swarming into the outskirts of kandahar in an effort to flush the taliban out of its traditional stronghold. the taliban was quick to announce that it shot the black hawk down with rocket-propelled grenades. but nato says there was no enemy fire anywhere in the area. >> the doubting of a... downing of a helicopter whether it was accident, weather related or enemy related, to a certain extent it's to be expected when you have more people, more soldiers, more helicopters in that region. >> reporter: u.s. forces in afghanistan rely heavily on helicopters for everything from transport to close aerial support. this is a rugged mountainous country and the roads are often littered with improvised bombs. this is one of the deadliest helicopter crashes since the war began in afghanistan with the surge now complete. american troops are going on more missions and that means more risk and more casualties. mandy clark, cbs news, kabul. >> couric: in this country, the continuing saga of bell,
. the publisher is redacting the material in a second edition of the book. at least 8,000 u.s. soldiers are involved in a new offensive in afghanistan. operation dragon strike is targeting the heart of taliban territory in the southern city of kandahar. u.s. commanders say there's a lot of tough fighting ahead, and with the force of close to 10,000 troops, this is the first time the afghan forces have have outnumbered their american counterparts. the verdict is guilty for a drunk driver who killed three people, including maryland native nick adenhart. he was a rookie pitcher for the los angeles angels. a california jury convicted him of second-degree murder. prosecutors say he had a blood alcohol level of almost three times the legal limit. gallo ran a red light causing the crash and then drove away. gallo was also driving without a license because he was on probation for a previous dui. >>> the trial for the man accused of killing sandra levy is being pushed back. he trial was scheduled to start next week but now a judge has delayed it two weeks to october 18th to try to resolve outsta
on the streets. what more can you tell us? >> eight people were transported to the hospital. five to the burn unit and one with a child. two people are in critical condition. i want to show you the scene down the street here. there are still some fire crews inside the building. it's an eight-story apartment building and they believe it started on the fifth floor. everyone is out of the building. firefighters say they have it under control but there are still hot spots. they believe the fire started in a common area. they had to use ladders to rescue people. >> i walked out and saw black smoke just like over, covering the ceiling and then like that black smoke like there was orange flames reflecking off of it. it was so hot one person had to jump out of a window. that's one of the people in critical condition. they don't know if that person will pull through. reporting live in northwest washington, lindsey mastis, 9 news now. >>> we are hoping to learn more from police about the deadly shooting on u and 88th -- 11th street northwest. it happened during the middle of the day. police say at leas
safety. be more careful when you cook in the kip and use outdoor grills and never leave them going and walk away. >>> now an update on a woman charged with animal cruelty after her dog died in a hot car. catherine washington now faces 18 months probation and during that time she can't own any pets. that was the sentence handed down bay district court judge in frederick. she pleaded guilty to animal cruelty after her 14-year-old yellow lab died in july. she left the dog in a car with the windows down while she went in to costco to buy pet supplies. the outside air on that day 104 degrees. >>> right now in largo, friends and family are holding a vigil for the maryland senate candidate hit and killed while riding her bike last sunday. she was the green party candidate. she was hit on sunday morning while riding her bike and she died one day later. police have not charged the driver who hit her yet. >>> the military's policy of don't ask, don't tell takes a hit from a federal judge. it's about the case of a former major margaret witt. the pentagon gave her a discharge under the don't a
's threat to burn copies of the muslim holy book could endanger u.s. troops serving overseas. christian, carrie jones says he's prepared to burn copies of the choran this weekend to mark the anniversary of the september 11 attacks. leaving open the possibility he'll change his mind. >> want to send a clear message to the peaceful muslims. we have freedom of speech. we have freedom of religion. they are more than welcome to be here. more than welcome to worship. more than welcome to build mosques, but our 9/11 demonstration, our 9/11 protest is to send a clear message to the radical element of islam that we will not tolerate that in america. >> un-american and the u.s. commander in afghanistan says the image of a burning choran would insight more violence. delia joins us with more from our local military community. >> they will let general patraeus speak for them on this issue. however, lotteds of folks here in town agree and share the same fear that this protest could spark more violence. in the town of quantico, where american flags fly just steps from the marine base, love of count
, if you are heading to the pentagon metro station you want to take that detour to use the covered canopy. the good news is if i sound like i'm talk atlantic gibberish and you have to idea what i'm talking about, don't worry, metro has posted signs in the metro station to direct people as to what they need to do because of the changes. and you will have to go ahead and get used to them. they will likely stay in affect until 2012. the department of defense is working on building a security check point at the pentagon but it will be a while. it won't be complete until 2012. get used to these things. they will likely be in place until then. >> dunn sound like jibbering. but a lot of information we need to hear. >>> police hope a driver's side mirror left at the scene of a hit and run will help them to identify the car. it happened on carroll avenue and piney branch road. witnesses told 9 news now what they saw. >> she is laying face down her flip flops in the middle of the road her phone is broke and maybe she was bringing food for her family or something. >> reporter: at point we only know
residents recommended the ban after the county received an increase in requests to use the space. the county board established a policy that allows up to ten groups at a time to install displays on the courthouse grounds but now that same commission that started it all is now asking the board to reconsider. andrea? >> before you go, as you said we have been talking about this almost a year now. what can we expect at ted's meeting? >> well, today we are expecting the big vote. this is what we have been waiting on for several months now. the county board, the loudoun county board will be voting today. right here in this building at t 30. last night, of course, they listened to the temperature from residents at the public hearing but today is the big day that we should be getting a vote. back to you. >> finally a vote that is an answer. >> i know. >> all right. thank you. >>> new this morning, police investigate a bomb threat on an international flight. while you slept, the fbi scoured its high airways flight. the threat was found scrolled on a bathroom mirror. they searched the plane and spoke
. that shooting spree may have been motivated by an attempt to silence a witness. this car may have been used. two men have been taken into custody at the same address, one earlier today, one tonight. police have also recovered some weapons there, but it's not known if they were used in today's shooting spree. that gun battle happened around noon at the funeral services for murder victim ashley mccreigh. among the 600 people, rival gang members. >> suspects opened fire on the individuals in that car. >> reporter: the victims may have returned fire themselves before fleeing at high speed in this dodge durango, but they clipped this mercedes and then crashed into a parked van. inside the dodge, one man survived. another did not. it's not clear if he was killed by gunshots or the crash. 9news now has learned the identity of the dead man. he is jamal kotts of northwest ds. he has known jamal for years and the man known as big pon was running scared. >> he's been very worried. he witnessed the shooting that was on mozart beach a month to a month half ago. >> he was scared for his life? >> he was defini
os. >>> thank you for joining us. i'm jessica doyle. jc hayward has the day off. >>> it has been raining virtually nonstop and that could pose a problem for low lying areas. let's get right to meteorologist howard bernstein. >> we're doing okay now, jess, but we have had some very heavy downpours. depending on 0 how things shape up today and tonight, it could be a very difficult rush hour. maybe a rumble of thunder coming right up 95 into montgomery and howard county. going to zoom in and show you these are tropical type rains. we're talking rainfall rates a couple of inches per hour while it's raining. that's why we're looking at ponding on the roads. you see it in bethesda, arlington, rockville, gaithersburg, headed to damascus. even on 29 as you are coming out of montgomery into howard county, we are seeing heavy showers lifting off to the north. on the weather computer there's a large area of rain and thunderstorms extending from the northern gulf of mexico through the south right toward us. we've had some breaks, but we're also looking at potentially some of our best rainfall we've
/11 attacks. >> we must ask ourselves how best to honor them, those who died. >> they remind us not just by how they gave their lives, but by how they lived their lives. >> that being a hero is not just a matter of fate; it's a matter of choice. >> strong in will, to strive, to seek, to find and not to yield. >> this is 9 news now. >> i'm bruce johnson. thanks for joining us this saturday night. nine years later, and it's been a solemn day of remembering and a day of protest. let's begin in new york where some 2,252 names at the world trade center were read out loud today. randall pinkston begins our coverage tonight. >> friends and family and political leaders pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 victims of 9 9/#1d #1d. >> robert james crawford. >> reporter: relatives and workers involved in the 9/#1d 1 memorial and museum read each name. a fireman's bell marked the moments when planes slammed into the tourist and when each one collapsed. one of the victims was 35-year- old john christopher henwood father of go. >> when did you know he was gone? >> i guess whenly father dave ran down the hal
take us down. >> an emotional day today; but as you can hear, lots of resolve from the folks who came here to the pentagon. you can imagine there were a number of local events commemorating this searsly, including one held in crystal city earlier today. it was a 5k race with police officers and firefighters. they raised thousands of dollars, all of that money going to the survivors fund. live at the pentagon, julian gonecalves, 9 news now. >>> the city of alexandria paid tribute to the citizens who died in the attacks. members of the fire, police and sheriff's office held a special ceremony at the masonic temple. >>> tonight in new york, twin blue beams of light shineing into the sky where the world trade center stood september 1. it's become an annual tradition in new york. that's washington cathedral. the bell rang nine times to honor the 9/11 victims. >>> while the country paid tribute to the victims, here in washington, a small group tried to stand in support of pastor terry jones, the minister few people had ever heard of until he threatened to burn the koran. two demonstrations
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